7 Incredibly Cute Photos of Young Anne (in which we return to a much more photogenic time in my life)

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This month, I’m participating in The Nester’s “31 Days of Change” project. The challenge: to write every day for 31 days! Click here to read more and to see what other listy-things I’ve been up to.

 

 

 

Today, I am letting you in on a little secret: I used to be SUPER CUTE and PHOTOGENIC.

And then middle school hit, and everything went downhill.

Now that I’m in my twenties, I can look at middle school me without wincing, but I am NOT at the point where I am ready to share those pictures with the internet at large. Nor are you mentally, physically, or spiritually prepared to see them.

No, today, I cap it at first grade but offer you an intimate glimpse of my younger days. Here we go.

1. Introducing: Young Anne. I’ve still got those dimples…why did you think Ken married me?

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2. Young Anne was a food connoisseur. Old Anne is fine with frozen pizza and leftovers for breakfast.

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3. Young Anne was an entrepreneur. Do you see that intense look of concentration on my face? I’m figuring out the best way to market this truckload of corn. Pretty sure I settled on the strategy of “smiling adorably.”

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4. Young Anne was ahead of the trends stylistically. In fact, I was so ahead of the trend, I’m still waiting to see applique make its debut on the runway.

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5. Young Anne enjoyed physical activity like stair climbing. Old Anne sits in an office cubicle from 8-5 becoming more and more chair-shaped as the days go by.

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6. Young Anne quickly learned the delights of baking. Old Anne still delights in baked goods. However, Young Anne had quite a racket going where Mom would do all the grunt work and she would lick the beaters. I’m still training Ken to do that for me.

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7. Young Anne had a perfect pose for every photograph and no qualms about getting into vehicles with bearded strangers. Old Anne knows better.

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And then, all of a sudden, Young Anne grew up. There are a few perks, like driving and deciding one’s own bedtime, but overall? Meh. Being a grown-up is overrated. Young Anne had it made.

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